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    TiDB doesn’t get much attention in the english-speaking infrastructure world, but they deserve more. They have been putting a lot of effort into reliability for the last year and a half, and are using things like namazu and simulation to great effect. More people building distributed systems need to know about simulation, as it’s one of the best ways to get your laptop to behave more like an actual (possibly partitioned) cluster without having to slowly spin up a bunch of containers / vm’s. Simulation can get very high bug/cpu cycle ratios.

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      Abraham Lincoln once said, ‘the best way to predict the future is to create it.’

      Really, Max Liu? Are you sure it wasn’t Benjamin Franklin? Sarcasm aside, I usually hear that one attributed to Alan Kay, although as usual others said similar things earlier. But “[t]he implausible linkage of the saying to Abraham Lincoln has occurred relatively recently.” I wonder who started it?

      A tiny bit of fact checking can help one avoid spreading silly mis-attributions like this.

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        Wait, it was Alan Kay, the 27th president of the United States?